Safari Tab Switching

My latest obsession is with improving my personal UX. Now that I spend most of my time on a Mac instead of bouncing between Windows and Linux, I’ve noticed a huge improvement in the pace of my work. When I do run into something inefficient, I jot it down and try to fix it. Lately I’m frustrated with Safari. I typically have several Safari windows open, each with a different group of related tabs.

Alfred Workflow for Opening TaskPaper Files

This is just a simple Alfred workflow that I find useful. It lists my TaskPaper text files and then opens the selection in TaskPaper. Nothing fancy. Use a dot search, if you want to see all of the files in the directory. Download the Workflow as a zip file

Quick Notes with Sublime Text

Here’s one of my most used Alfred workflows. It’s simple but extremely convenient. The workflow is triggered with sn and a title for the note. It then creates a new text file in my Notes directory and then immediately opens it in Sublime Text for editing. The bash script is very simple: :::bash touch ~/Dropbox/Notes/{query}.txt;open -a '/Applications/Sublime' ~/Dropbox/Notes/{query}.txt I chose to use the open command rather than the Sublime command line because Alfred always seems to have issues the subl command.

Keyboard Maestro and Alfred Together Link

I really like Keyboard Maestro but the interface to macros is in dire need of updating. It’s just too cumbersome to load palettes and then find the specific macro to execute. There’s also too much keyboard shortcut dependency for my old brain. Thankfully Alfred can now trigger Keyboard Maestro macros by name. This is a major leap forward. NOTE: Sadly, the workflow still chokes on Mavericks. By way of Jeff Hunsberger.

Alfred 2 Workflows I Use

I’m slowly making the move from LaunchBar to Alfred 2. I’ve found a number of creative and highly useful workflows to smooth my transition. I love this Wolfram Alpha workflow. It requires a Wolfram AppID to get live results, but it’s worth the effort. Sean Korzdorfer has a number of really nice workflows. I particularly like his OneLook workflow. This provides three options: a quick definition: A reverse lookup: Or an advanced OneLook query with wildcards: